December 4, 2020
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Our Favourite Recipes made with Offal

Offal seems like a pretty fancy name to call animal innards until you find out what it means. It literally means garbage in German. But while they may be called garbage, offal is anything but that. In fact, it features in most of our traditional recipes, and some of our favourites include Shaki, Beef Tongue, Liver, Gizzards, etc. Here are some of our favourite recipes made with offal! Gizdodo This is an absolute delight for the tastebuds and all the five senses in general. A recipe that requires fried plantain with pieces of chicken gizzard, cooked together with vegetables and […]
November 18, 2020
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Akwa-Ibom Recipes We Love

Nigerian food is surprising, many-sided, and of course, absolutely delicious. With just a few ingredients, we create the most memorable dishes; and this happens all over the country. Today, we’re talking about our favourite dishes from south-eastern Nigeria, Akwa Ibom specifically.  Being surrounded by bodies of water, the people of Akwa Ibom use a lot of seafood like periwinkles, fish, and shrimp in their meals. Here are some of our favourite recipes from the state.   Ekpang Nkukwo  This pottage dish is similar to one called Ikokore from Ijebu. It is made with grated cocoyam wrapped in leaves. The process […]
November 6, 2020
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Recipe: Homemade Cocktails – Featuring Lime Juice

I don’t know much about alcohol, but I do know that what makes or breaks a cocktail is not just who makes it, but the quality of the ingredients. That being said, if you’re ‘bored in the house and you’re in the house bored’, you can choose to be adventurous and try your hands at making cocktails. I personally like the cocktails that contain lime juice, so if you have limes at home, these are a few cocktails you can try.   Mojito The Mojito is traditionally Cuban, and I haven’t had a lot of cocktails, but I believe mojitos […]
September 23, 2020
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Frying Food – The Healthy Way

A significant part of the food we consume is fried- from chicken to fries, and even some forms of dough. Most people are of the opinion that frying food guarantees that it will be tasty, no doubt, but it has been proven unhealthy, especially when it’s done often. This is why we’ve decided to bring you five healthier ways to enjoy fried food.   Use an Air Fryer Air fryers are just as effective in frying food as deep or pan-frying. It requires a little amount of oil, which means less cholesterol.    Use Olive Oil  Olive oil contains antioxidants […]
August 19, 2020
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Breakfast for Nigerians with Diabetes

Breakfast for Nigerians with Diabetes Breakfast, also known as the most important meal of the day is, ironically, the most skipped meal, for many reasons. However, we are not getting into those reasons, because that is not why we are here today. Today’s post is meant to encourage you to eat breakfast and eat as healthy a breakfast as you can. It is especially directed at people with diabetes, who have to avoid certain foods to keep their blood sugar down.  It is also useful for anyone who wants to be healthier – not every time sugary breakfast cereals. So […]
June 15, 2020
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Recipe: How to Make Creamy Tomato & Spinach Pasta with Chicken

Since discovering the beauty of creamy pasta, decided to try out Creamy Tomato Spinach Pasta with chicken bits, prawn and of course mushrooms. The process is not that different from this pasta recipe shared here but I made this more spicy. This is how to make this version of creamy tomato spinach pasta.   Creamy Tomato Spinach Pasta Sauce 1/2 seasoning cubes Cooking cream 3 Teaspoons minced Garlic Paprika Sliced red bell pepper Spinach Any pasta of choice. I used Spaghetti Prawns ½  medium onion, sliced Thinly cut chicken pieces 2 Habanero peppers (sliced) & tomatoes Sliced Mushrooms Instructions Start […]
June 8, 2020
Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Recipe: How to Make Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta with Mushrooms and Prawns

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta delivered me of the funk that has plagued social media over the past few weeks. #BlackLivesMatter and we need there to be an end to Rape and sexual harassment and molestation. You should read this post on my friends blog on Enough is Enough Anyways, Pesto Pasta is one of those meals I’d order when eating out but never tried my hands on making my own and this was an opportunity. This is one of the top meals to make at home since Restaurants in Lagos are not opened for you to get your Pesto Pasta […]
May 6, 2020
Nigerian Pancakes Recipe

Coronavirus Quarantine Cooking Diaries: Nigerian Style Pancakes

Nigerian Pancakes Recipe I remember the first time I had pancakes as a child and often yearn for more as a snack and it was love at first sight. This lock down has made me crave all sorts and then I started missing my sisters pancakes (lol). Why am I calling it ‘Nigerian Pancake’? Because the other type which is Americana is fluffy and I don’t like fluffy pancakes. Sharing this very Nigerian pancake recipe here if you want to try it out. Video is on Instagram if you want to view it. Below are the measurements I used and […]
April 30, 2020
Efo Riro Recipe

Coronavirus Quarantine Cooking Diaries: No Pepper Blend Efo Riro Recipe

I have loved Efo Riro soup for the longest time and this is an easy way to cook Efo Riro Soup. A friend taught me this using a combination of Spinach and Kale (more crunchy by the way) and the easiest part of this, was having to not blend any pepper at all. Though I learnt with having to make a pepper base first, but I prefer this method and made for a wonderful Ramadan meal for Iftar. You are free to substitute and use vegetable leaves of your choice. Enjoy your tasty Efo Riro soup with Pounded Yam or […]

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